I finally got the courage to slice into my precious fat quarter bundle. I spent my first afternoon just planning and trimming the material. I'm very much an assembly line sewer, so I like having everything prepped and ready when I get to finally sit down at my sewing machine.
God bless rotary cutters.
With my handy dandy cutting board and rotary cutter, I was able to sit back and look at this neat little stack of pieces all ready to go. That is an entire quilt top featured in the picture above. A quilt top that when pieced together then resembles this:
I assembled each block, pressed, and then laid the whole top out on my living room floor. It is like working with one giant fabric puzzle. This is my favorite quilting stage, I love getting this first peek at what the final quilt will look like.
Once the blocks are all laid out in the order I like best, I neatly stack them again and do one last assembly line sewing to finish the top. Stay tuned for the final peek at the quilt top before it goes off to the quilter!